This project is called Help The Hungry.I painted the background black.Then I made it completely out of rice.The is border made out of rice.Then there is a bowl of rice,to show the food the Hungry cannot have.It also says "Help The Hungry".Next there is a heart,to symbolize the caring the starving people need.
     Hunger is a big problem,we have to overcome.This mostly occurs in Africa, but it is a problem all over the world.Luckily,there are organizations helping like, Feed my starving children, or The feed bag project, and Do Something's hunger project.Hunger effects so many people that one person dies to hunger related causes every six seconds.
      This project is important to me because, of the fact that in america we have so much food.And that, these people are desperately needing food,and that they cannot get it.The rice that I used to make my hexagon symbolizes the food the starving people need.This worldwide issue is very important.And people around the world need to help.You can help by donating money to a charity, or starting a fundraiser.
By:Michelle E.


10/10/2012 2:07pm

I liked how you choose to do your project in rice to represent the hunger. Nice job!

Sarah G
02/27/2013 8:43am

I really like how your hexagon is 3d. The rice reminds me of how some people who are starving may only have rice to eat. Your hexagon turned out really good! And it really made me think about starvation.

Zach R
03/10/2013 6:08pm

I liked how you used rice in your project.


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    Emily Erickson Cook

    _National Board Certified Art Teacher
    Technology Specialist Endorsed
    Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed

    I teach middle school art in the suburban Chicago area. This project has allowed my eighth grade students to confront global issues and to have an artistic voice that expresses their concerns and passions that one day just might change the world.

    Amy Weiss

    Global Perspectives Teacher
    World History, U.S. History, and Social Studies Endorsed
    Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed

    I teach with Emily Cook in a Chicago suburban school. While my students have learned about global issues in the past, this project allowed them to see that these are not problems that people in other places in the world have to deal with, but rather, that these are world problems, and since we all have a civic responsibility to the world, these are our problems too.


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